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REVIEW

Battle with our good friends from RND was renewed at Rye where we had the chance both to reciprocate their hospitality in April and to avenge our away match defeat. We succeeded with the former and failed with the latter.

The RND men are very good at golf, all play several times each week and are properly handicapped on their demanding home course. With notable exceptions (especially Peter Stanbrook) the same does not apply to us.

But we did better than in April losing 5 ½ to 2 ½ – our full point scorers being Stanbrook with Jamie Clark in the morning and said Stanbrook with Captain Charles Maisey in the afternoon. A half was also secured by Tim Watts and Charles Osborn in the afternoon. Other matches were lost by rather hypothetical 2 & 1 margins !

The morning games took place on the Jubilee Course and the afternoon games on the Old Course. Both courses were in superb condition and the weather held off for most of the time.

A very genial lunch took place in a very crowded clubhouse. The RND men are wonderful company and they insisted on dealing with the pre-lunch drinks tab which was greatly appreciated and in connection with which there was only limited abstinence.

We are due at RND in April 2020 under the authoritative management of Colin Passmore and it is hoped that many ORGS members will apply. RND is a really fantastic course with some of the very best 2nd (or for some of us 3rd or even 4th) shots in golf and the clubhouse is a museum and a treasure trove. Not to be missed.

The plan is to repeat the reciprocal match at Rye in October 2021 – ie the year after next.

The ORGS team, at Rye was Charles Maisey, Peter Stanbrook, Tim Watts, Jamie Clark, Antony Aitken, Gerald Cowen (am), Jim Rumbellow (pm), Charles Osborn, and Nick Hills; all of us being Rye members.

Nick Hills (Organiser)

October 2021

Sunday 10th
27 Holes of Foursomes
Royal Worlington & Newmarket

November 2021

Tuesday 16th
Match v Royal North Devon
Rye Golf Club

December 2021

Monday 6th
Advent Informal Meeting
Burnham & Berrow

March 2022

Friday 4th & Saturday 5th
Match v Rye Golf Club
Rye Golf Club

Tuesday 8th March
Match v The School
Woking Golf Club

Friday 18th
Match v London Solicitors
The New Zealand Golf Club

April 2022

Tuesday 26th & Wednesday 27th
Match v Royal North Devon
Royal North Devon Golf Club

May 2022

Thursday 5th
Spring Meeting
Huntercombe Golf Club

June 2022

Tue & Wed 14th - 15th June
Senior / Veteran Darwin
Woking Golf Club

Tuesday 14th June
Match v Goswick GC
Goswick

Wednesday 15th
Scottish Meeting
Muirfield

Thursday 16th
Match v Luffness New
Followed by Black Tie Dinner
Luffness New

Wednesday 22nd
Public Schools Meeting
Little Aston Golf Club

Thursday 30th
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

July 2022

Friday 1st
Bernard Darwin Trophy
Woking Golf Club

August 2022

Wednesday 10th
Northern Meeting
Hollinwell Golf Club

September 2022

Monday 5th & Tuesday 6th
Match v Royal Porthcawl
Royal Porthcawl Golf Club

Friday 9th & Saturday 10th
Autumn Meeting & AGM
Rye Golf Club

November 2022

Tues 15th & Wed 16th
Match v Porthcawl
At: Rye & Royal St. George's

Rye Golf Club